Awards for top festive display

Runner-up The Vine. From left, Mrs Sheila Hardy, Fylde mayoress, shopkeeper Danielle Hoy-Durant and Mayor Coun Peter Hardy
Runner-up The Vine. From left, Mrs Sheila Hardy, Fylde mayoress, shopkeeper Danielle Hoy-Durant and Mayor Coun Peter Hardy

Shopkeepers in Kirkham have received civic thanks for their efforts to make their town look good for Christmas.

Traders dressed their shop windows in the annual competition that has been run by Fylde’s mayor for the last nine years.

Shopkeepers in Kirkham and St Annes make a fantastic effort every year to make shopping an enjoyable experience

The Trinity Hospice shop was winner for the second year running. The runner-up was fruit-and-veg shop The Vine.

Coun Peter Hardy, Fylde mayor, said: “Shopkeepers in Kirkham and St Annes make a fantastic effort every year to make shopping an enjoyable experience.

“We are fortunate to have such dedicated traders. The standard of entry was superb yet again but Kirkham’s Trinity Hospice shop and The Vine each deserve their trophy and certificate.

“All the entrants deserve the thanks of residents who appreciate the effort that goes into making shopping such a pleasant experience.

“Even those who didn’t enter the competition had made a major effort with their windows and I hope we will see them enter next year’s awards.”